Spiced Cabbage Carrot Medley

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Serves 2 

Time: 30 mins



  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped green chili’16 curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons split urad daal (with skin)

Veggie Ingredients

  • 1 cup small – chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup small – chopped carrot
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/3 cup water

Other Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup thinly grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon rock salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander


  1. Heat a pot and add all the spice ingredients—dry roast for 2 minutes on low flame.
  2. Add all the veggie ingredients to the same pot and saute for a minute.
  3. Cover, and cook on a medium flame for 15 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent sticking.
  4. Switch off the stove, add all the other ingredients, and stir. Cover for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with chapati, roti, and chutney or raita.

Benefits of the Recipe:

  1. Rich in Fiber: Cabbage and carrots are excellent sources of dietary fiber, promoting digestive health, and contributing to a feeling of fullness.
  2. Vitamins and Minerals: The combination of cabbage and carrots provides essential vitamins such as vitamin A, and vitamin C, and minerals like potassium, supporting overall immune function and well-being.
  3. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and turmeric powder contain compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, potentially reducing inflammation in the body.
  4. Digestive Health: Urad dal (split black gram with skin) contributes to digestive health due to its high fiber content and may help regulate blood sugar levels.
  5. Minimal Oil Usage: The absence of cooking oil makes this recipe a lighter option, reducing overall calorie and fat content.
  6. Hydration: The use of water in the cooking process helps keep the vegetables hydrated and enhances the flavors of the dish.
  7. Low-Calorie Option: The recipe is relatively low in calories, making it suitable for those aiming for weight management without compromising on nutrition.
  8. Refreshing Flavor: The addition of grated coconut, lemon juice, and chopped coriander adds a refreshing and vibrant flavor to the dish.
  9. Balanced Nutrient Profile: The diverse array of vegetables and spices creates a well-balanced nutrient profile, providing a mix of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  10. Versatile Pairing: This dish pairs well with chapati, roti, and chutney or raita, offering a versatile and satisfying meal suitable for various occasions and preferences.

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